Grammy Nominations 2021: Taylor Swift Didn’t Earn Any Nods within the Country Categories, however Justin Bieber Did

by Jeremy Spirogis
Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift attend the 2011 Teen Choice Awards at on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California.

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift started her profession as a rustic musician within the mid-’00s. But after releasing a number of nation albums, she moved into the pop music house. With Folklore, Swift once more dabbled in nation. Why didn’t she get a nomination within the style on the 2021 Grammys, when her former friend, Justin Bieber, did?

Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber have an advanced previous

Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift attend the 2011 Teen Choice Awards at on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California.
Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift attend the 2011 Teen Choice Awards at on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. | Kevin Mazur/TCA 2011 / Contributor

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Swift and Bieber met as his profession was taking off. He opened for her within the U.Okay. throughout her 2009 Fearless World Tour. Over the subsequent few years, they interacted at award exhibits, together with the Teen Choice Awards in 2011 (above). At the time, Bieber dated Swift’s finest friend, Selena Gomez.

As Gomez and Bieber broke up (and bought again collectively, and broke up once more). And Swift didn’t seem to take care of a constructive relationship with the “Holy” singer. This was exacerbated when he shared a screenshot mocking her, which featured his supervisor, Scooter Braun, and rapper Kanye West. Swift didn’t reply to Bieber’s 2019 apology for this.

Swift entered her ‘Folklore’ songs in nation and pop classes

Swift hasn’t had a rustic track (that she carried out) nominated on the Grammys since 2014. Her album Red and songs “Begin Again” and “Highway Don’t Care” (a bunch quantity with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban) have been up for awards. After three pop album cycles, that would have modified this 12 months.

Folklore, her 2020 shock album, is nominated within the pop classes. However, one monitor, “Betty,” was eligible for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance, and plenty of consider she submitted it in these classes. But Swift didn’t obtain any nominations for “Betty.”

Bieber earned his first Grammy nod for a rustic track

Unlike Swift, Bieber has been thought-about a pop artist because the starting of his profession. His debut album, My World 2.0, scored a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album on the Grammys. However, he’s all the time labored with nation artists: One track from that album, “That Should Be Me,” obtained a rustic remix that includes Rascal Flatts.

Now, Bieber is up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “10,000 Hours.” He wrote and carried out the track with nation duo Dan + Shay. It debuted in October 2019 and marked Bieber’s final collaboration earlier than returning together with his fifth studio album, Changes (his first album since 2015). 

Who bought extra 2021 Grammy nominations, Swift or Bieber?

Though she didn’t earn nominations throughout genres, Swift obtained six whole nods. She’s nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Folklore, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Cardigan,” Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Exile,” and Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Beautiful Ghosts” (from Cats).

Meanwhile, Bieber has the possibility to take residence 4 awards (together with Best Country Pop/Duo Performance). He’s competing in opposition to Swift for Best Pop Vocal Album for Changes, Best Pop Solo Performance for “Yummy,” and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Intentions” (which options Quavo).

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